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Son of the Velvet Rat Releases New Folk Noir Single, “Carry On”

The Austrian duo, Son of the Velvet Rat, announce the single, “Carry On” off the upcoming release of their album, Dorado. Produced by Joe Henry (Billy Bragg, Emmylou Harris) and Grammy award winner, Ryan Freeland, the track is a smoldering, smokey walk through the California desert. “Carry On” is available as an approved downloadable mp3.

Georg Altziebler croons as the deeply intimate track plays like a memory reel from a black and white movie. The delicate, yet steady beat travels along through moments of longing and nostalgia as Altziebler says “All the dead I’ve ever known have come and gone, by the time I see the dawn, I see the sunrise I’ll see it coming down, and I’ve only just begun to carry on.” Negative space created by a wavering piano and heartbreaking violin leads Altziebler on a journey that is both vulnerable and powerful. At the very end, he’s greeted by the complementing voice of his wife Heike Binder, as the two meet in resolution.

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About Sons of the Velvet Rat

Son of the Velvet Rat is Austrian husband and wife duo Georg Altziebler and Heike Binder who now reside in Southern California. Altziebler started the project in 2004 with the debut release of By my Side. Once Binder joined, the duo released five albums on the Vienna/Austria-based label Monkey Music. They have performed with Ken Coomer (Wilco), Kristof Hahn (Swans), Lucinda Williams, and Richard Pappik (Element of Crime). Their upcoming release, Dorado, was produced by Joe Henry (Billy Bragg, Emmylou Harris) and features violinist Bob Furgo (Leonard Cohen), pianist Patrick Warren (Bob Dylan, Tom Waits), bassist David Piltch (Allen Tousaint, Willie Nelson), drummer Jay Bellerose (Robert Plant & Alison Krauss), and guitarist Adam Levy (Norah Jones).

Tour Dates

01.19 The Space, Salem, OR
01.28 Hi-Desert Playhouse, Joshua Tree , CA
02.03 Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles, CA
02.04 Furst World, Joshua Tree, CA
02.12 Radio Free Joshua Tree Listening Lounge, Joshua Tree, CA
03.03 Blue Garage, Frauental, Austria
03.04 Kultur Im Glanz, Bruck/Mur, Austria
03.10 Lichtspiele Gerungs, Groß Gerungs, Austria
03.11 Theater Am Saumarkt, Feldkirch, Austria
03.17 Die Brücke, Graz, Austria
03.18 Galerie Rauminhalt, Vienna, Austria
03.23 Museum Hartberg, Hartberg, Austria
04.01 Ku:L, Öblarn, Austria
04.08 Astnersaal, Wörgl, Austria
05.12 Marenzihaus, Leibnitz, Austria
05.13 Sargfabrik, Vienna, Austria
05.19 Kino Ebensee, Ebensee, Austria
05.20 P.P.C., Graz, Austria
06.09 Weekender, Innsbruck, Austria
06.10 Tivoli, Dornbirn, Austria
06.11 Lost Weekend, Munich, Germany
06.22 Rhiz, Vienna, Austria
06.29 Wunderbare Weite Welt, Eppstein, Germany

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Paul Corsi

When he’s not playing a show or practicing with his band Go Tiger, Go! he can be found at one of Detroit’s best new restaurants or taking in the sights and sounds that the area has to offer. He loves running, coffee houses, playing with puppies, and the occasional vortex of video games.

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